Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Green Pepper / Capsicum and Peanut Curry



Ingredients:
Shelled Peanuts - 1/2 cup
Green pepper / Capsicum - 4-5 (cut into big chunks)
Jaggery - 1 TBSP
Salt - to taste

For the paste:
Coriander Seeds - 2 tsp
White Sesame Seeds - 2 tsp
Red Chilies - 4 or to taste
Whole Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Chana dal - 1 tsp
Grated fresh Coconut - 3 TBSP
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind paste - 2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp

Tempering:
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Few Curry Leaves

Method:
  1. Pressure cook peanuts in 3/4 cup water for 2 whistles.
  2. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and fry all the ingredients for the paste (except coconut and tamarind paste) until golden brown.
  3. Let it cool, mix in coconut and tamarind paste and grind to a smooth paste with 1/4 cup of water.
  4. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  5. Add the green peppers and fry for 2 minutes.  Do not over cook.  Remove from the pan and keep it aside.
  6. Add 1 1/2 cups of water to the ground paste.  Add salt and jaggery.  Mix well.  Bring it to a boil.
  7. Simmer and cook for 10 minutes.  Add the boiled peanuts and green peppers and simmer for another five minutes.
  8. Serve hot with plain rice or roti.

29 comments:

  1. This curry looks very tempting...yummy..

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  2. What a delicious preparation ~ never had it n I so want to taste some now :)
    US Masala

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  3. What a unique curry with peanuts... bookmarking to try.

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  4. That is an uber delicious side dish! two thumbs up!!

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  5. Very tempting curry and I am sure the peanuts add that very good flavour and taste to the dish.

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  6. Very interesting ....looks so yum ..bookmarked it

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  7. Lovely curry with peanuts, looks absolutely delicious.

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  8. Thanks for visiting my space latha. The curry looks very tempting. A great recipe :)

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  9. very interesting and innovative recipe.

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  10. peanuts add such great flavor! love the peanut curry here. :)

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  11. Love cooking with peanuts curry looks delicious.

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  12. innovative..never tried before.. looks nice...

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  13. Looks yummy yummy. Surely going to try this one.

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  14. Tempting and tempting looking curry..never made pepper this way..nice and lovely recipe..must try!

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  15. Love this nutty and flavorful chutney

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog. New to me but looks so good...

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  17. Awesome combo,i love whole peanuts in curries,nice recipe! Looks delicious!

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  18. Curries like this are so fabulous! I love the peanut addition!

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  19. Nice recipe...lovely combo...looks delicious.

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  20. Wow! Never heard of that combo..

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  21. lovely base of the gravy...peanuts will add a richness to it
    ....will come again to peek into your kitchen :)
    A Girl's Diary

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  22. Peanuts balance out the creamy taste of the curry dish.

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  23. Mmmm..che delizia..:-P
    Un bacio Cara

    http://attimididolcezza.blogspot.com/

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